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Modelling behaviour: Game theory in practice. Fixing Cognitive Distortions. Cognitive distortions have a way of playing havoc with our lives.

Fixing Cognitive Distortions

If we let them. This kind of “stinkin’ thinkin’” can be “undone,” but it takes effort and lots of practice — every day. If you want to stop the irrational thinking, you can start by trying out the exercises below. 1. Identify Our Cognitive Distortion. We need to create a list of our troublesome thoughts and examine them later for matches with a list of cognitive distortions. 2. A thorough examination of an experience allows us to identify the basis for our distorted thoughts. 3. An alternative to “self-talk” that is harsh and demeaning is to talk to ourselves in the same compassionate and caring way that we would talk with a friend in a similar situation. 4. Instead of thinking about our problem or predicament in an either-or polarity, evaluate things on a scale of 0-100. Secret to Success: Famous Failures‬‏ The Science of Getting People to Say ‘Yes’ In both the business environment and in personal life it is essential to know how to get what you want — and get people to say "Yes" to your requests.

The Science of Getting People to Say ‘Yes’

But, how do you approach people so that they are more likely to agree to your proposal, sales pitch or ideas? Two researchers, Jonathan Freedman and Scott Fraser, conducted an experiment to find out how to get people to do something they would not normally do. The researchers went door to door in a small neighborhood asking people to put signs outside of their home to “Drive Carefully.” Only 20% of people said "Yes" when asked to put up a large sign. However, researchers found that they could get 76% of the residents to say "Yes" if they asked them to first put up a smaller three-inch sign. This study is the perfect example of how starting with a small request will help you get a "Yes" to bigger request later. Anonymous Declares War On The System (Video)

Watch Free Documentaries Online. The stress response: in the beginning it saved our lives, making us run from predators and enabling us to take down prey.

Watch Free Documentaries Online

Today, human beings are turning on the same life-saving physical reaction to cope with 30-year mortgages, $4 a gallon gasoline, final exams, difficult bosses and even traffic jams — we can’t seem to turn it off. So, we’re constantly marinating in corrosive hormones triggered by the stress response. Now, scientists are showing just how measurable — and dangerous — prolonged exposure to stress can be. Stanford University neurobiologist, MacArthur “genius” grant recipient, and renowned author Robert Sapolsky reveals new answers to why and how chronic stress is threatening our lives in Killer Stress, a National Geographic Special. The hour-long co-production of National Geographic Television and Stanford University was produced exclusively for public television.

Dealerships Rip You Off With The "Four-Square," Here's How To Beat It. 25 Acts of Body Language to Avoid. Our body language exhibits far more information about how we feel than it is possible to articulate verbally.

25 Acts of Body Language to Avoid

All of the physical gestures we make are subconsciously interpreted by others. This can work for or against us depending on the kind of body language we use. Some gestures project a very positive message, while others do nothing but set a negative tone. Most people are totally oblivious to their own body language, so the discipline of controlling these gestures can be quite challenging. Most of them are reflexive in nature, automatically matching up to what our minds are thinking at any given moment. Nevertheless, with the right information and a little practice, we can train ourselves to overcome most of our negative body language habits. Practice avoiding these 25 negative gestures: “ I speak two languages, Body and English. ” — Mae West Holding Objects in Front of Your Body – a coffee cup, notebook, hand bag, etc. Want to know powerful, dominant, confident body language postures? Top 10 Solutions to Real Life's Most Annoying Problems.

Great post, but here are my 10 Annoying Life Problems 1.

Top 10 Solutions to Real Life's Most Annoying Problems

Too many people are poor and homeless 2. Technology is not being used sufficiently as it could be. Randi Foundation Responds to "Psychic Nikki” Delivered via Twitter on September 6, 2011: Nikki, I’ve read in the news that you’ve said you’ll take our Million Dollar Challenge and put your claimed psychic abilities to the test.

Randi Foundation Responds to "Psychic Nikki”

You told CBC News, “I would say yes, I would take [the] challenge because I have enough faith in my own abilities, if I was available.” You seem to be available for interviews, but so far, we haven’t heard anything from you. If it’s true that you have faith in your own abilities, follow through and take us up on our challenge. I hope that you do follow through, and aren’t just misleading the media to get your name in the news. Ten years ago this week, infamous U.S. You can reach us anytime at +1 (703) 226-3794, or at jref@randi.org, to find out more or to accept our challenge and arrange for a test of your abilities.

James Randi, Founder James Randi Educational Foundation.